Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost insisted that the level of performance from his team isn't good enough after failing to score again in Hungary.
Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne could only manage 15th and 16th at the Hungaroring, meaning the team will go into the summer break having scored just six points so far this year – all of which came in the first two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia.
Although he admitted that his young pairing had given their all during the Hungarian race, Tost insisted that the level of performance from the team wasn't good enough and said there was work to be done to try and turn things around after the summer break.
“Fifteenth with Daniel and sixteenth with Jean-Eric is of course not where we want to be, but we cannot hide the fact that our performance level is currently not good enough to fight at the front of the midfield,” he said. “Today both drivers did the best they could with the equipment we gave them.
“There was very little to choose between running a two stop or a three stop strategy and given we had enough sets available after qualifying, that swung the balance in favour of our eventual choice of going for a three stop. Jean-Eric had to make a further fourth visit to the pits as we could see that the temperatures were getting too high, which was down to debris in the right hand sidepod.
“There are just a few days of work available to us now, either side of the compulsory break and everyone in the team will be working hard to find some improvements to try and turn our season around in the remaining nine rounds of this very close championship.”